Chelsea Handler: Sex Tape "Wasn't a Big Deal to Me"
Chelsea Handler is continuing to downplay a graphic sex tape that has surfaced featuring her getting it on with a guy.
Though she has claimed the tape was made as a "joke" years ago, RadarOnline -- which has seen the footage -- insists otherwise, reporting that the explicit video shows Handler, 35, on all fours on a bed with her breasts exposed. "If that's true, it's one XXX joke!" the site said.
But the chatter didn't bother the E! late night host.
"I wasn't that worried about it," she told UsMagazine.com Thursday at the Belvedere Pink Grapefruit launch party in NYC. "It was a joke. It's from like 10 years ago, so it wasn't a big deal to me. I explained on my show; it was for an audition tape. It was supposed to grab attention. I guess it did years after the fact.
"It was not a big deal to anyone I don't think," she went on. "I mean, people were talking about it, but if they had shown it, people would see it was a joke, so I think that's why nobody actually saw it."
No joke: Handler has landed a role in the live-action/CG-animated hybrid comedy HOP, opposite James Marsden and Russell Brand, JustJared reported earlier this week.
"It's just a small role in a film that I'm doing," she told Us. "It's just, you know, something fun, something extra to fill up my days. I haven't had time to prepare for it because I've been preparing for my book and my tour. I've been busy with everything, but I'll probably start preparing for it the weekend before it starts."
Will there be more movie gigs in her future?
"We'll see if I like movies," she told Us. "I don't even know. I'm in charge with everything with my show so it might be a little odd for me to have someone else telling me what to do. We'll see how I respond to that."